Tethernet Announces Evolutionary New TetherFilter Anti-Spam and Anti-Virus Appliance

TetherFilter’s new anti-spam technology attacks spam from a new direction, providing accurate spam filtering, easy deployment and low operating costs.

Belleuve, Washington (PRWEB) May 5, 2004 ­ Tethernet today announced the availability of the TetherFilter 100 anti-spam and anti-virus appliance. TetherFilter employs an evolved email message-processing engine capable of intercepting spam and virus messages that violate protocol and formatting standards. This new technique leapfrogs error prone word matching and statistical modeling technologies. The TetherFilter appliance provides immediate relief to server-clogging spam and is compatible with all existing Internet email servers.

“TetherFilter offers accurate, easy to deploy spam detection in an appliance form factor,” said Tethernet CEO Frederick Hunter. “Our goal is to reduce the cost associated with the deployment and management of an effective anti-spam and anti-virus solution.”

Internet email has evolved over several decades and contains many complex and legacy characteristics documented in hundreds of pages of documentation. Due to this complexity, most spammers and spamming program authors lack the technical expertise to properly conform to all the Internet protocol and formatting rules. By comparison, commercial email solutions comply with all the Internet standards. By discriminating on this behavior along with the use of other anti-spam technologies, TetherFilter can effectively intercept spam before it is presented to users.

The efficient 1U form factor appliance offers quick and simple deployment, requiring no changes to the existing email server. Initial configuration is done via a front-panel graphic display and keypad. Pre-programmed with rules to effectively catch spam and viruses, TetherFilter offers near-zero administration with automatic and transparent account creation and management. Through a web-based interface administrators can customize the anti-spam engine according to business preferences. If desired, the administrator can provide end-users access to configure their own messaging rules. The appliance provides on-board storage to hold messages in quarantine keeping the actual email servers free from the burden of spam storage.

Pricing and Availability. The TetherFilter 100 is available immediately for $1949, offering spam and virus protection for up to 250 users with no per-user licensing fees. The product supports a message flow rate of up to 90,000 messages per hour. Support plan pricing begins at $249 per year.

For more information please visit us at: http://www.tethernet.com Email: info@tethernet.com Phone: 1-800-343-0713

About Tethernet. Tethernet is a privately held company with its headquarters in Bellevue, Washington. Tethernet develops network server appliances based on industry standard protocols. By providing an alternative to expensive and complicated proprietary and open source solutions, Tethernet offers customers easy to use solutions that simply plug into the existing infrastructure.

Tethernet, Inc.
227 Bellevue Way NE, #473
Bellevue, WA 98004
Phone: 800-343-0713
Email: pr@tethernet.com
Web: http://www.tethernet.com

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